Thursday, 15 December 2011

The Dæmons DVD Release

The 1971 story The Dæmons has been confirmed for DVD release at the end of March.

The five part story stars the third Doctor, Jon Pertwee in one of the stories most loved by fans and production staff alike, with Jon Pertwee often naming it as his favorite Doctor Who story.

The Doctor is joined by Katy Manning playing Jo Grant as well as UNIT regulars Nicholas Courtney, Richard Franklin and John Levene with Roger Delgado appearing as the main villan of the piece.

Christopher Barry directed the story which was written by Barry Letts and Robert Sloman

The story was originally screened between 22nd May and 19th June in 1971, where it brought to an end the eighth season of the show. Its popularity saw it repeated the following Christmas in an omnibus form. It received a further repeat in 1992 when restored versions of each episode were repeated on BBC2 on consecutive Fridays.

Extras on the disc include:
  • The Devil Rides Out - A documentary on the making of the story. (29 mins)
  • Episode One Colourisation Test. (25 mins)
  • Tomorrow's World Extract (5 mins)
  • The BBC's Dr Who - On Location - At Aldbourne (7 Min)
  • Photo Gallery (6 Min)
  • Remembering Barry Letts. Feature on the much loved Doctor Who Producer. (33 mins)
The DVD is released in the UK on 26th March and around the world shortly afterwards.

Full Release Guide